Thursday, October 30, 2008

Inspector Gadget

Hello 1994, you will be leaving soon!
Well, we got the house inspected today. It really went well considering what we went through last time (which turned out to be a 30 minute soliloquy on why we should not buy the fixer-upper house). Everything turned out fine except for a few things, which don't scare me too bad.

I really got a chance to examine all parts of the house today and try to envision the changes I would like to make. We have big goals and small goals, long term changes and quick fixes for all areas of the house, and I'm pretty sure it will take us a lifetime to get it where we want it. It's a good thing we're not planning on going anywhere.

My mom and Mike's mom walked through for the first time also. They were both very excited and I think relieved that their children will be living in a structure that maybe won't fall down in 3 weeks.
Next up is getting the house appraised. I can't remember if we want it to appraise high or low, I think if it goes high we will have more equity in the house, but I'm thinking we'll pay less taxes if it's low. Is that right? Is there a different in a regular appraisal or a tax appraisal? I think I'm confused, will have to google that one. After the appraisal I guess we will just hang out until the end of November. I was able to change my work schedule, so I'm off for 5 days after we close (yay!). Hoping to get all the paining done and extract the carpets/general cleaning before we move furniture in. We'll see, I tend to underestimate time and money :o) Anyone interested in helping? There will be free pizza involved!